Waukesha, WI
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Waukesha profile

Living in Waukesha

Waukesha is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 71,158 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Waukesha is the seventh largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waukesha is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waukesha is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waukesha who work in office and administrative support (12.29%), sales jobs (10.77%), and management occupations (9.36%).

Also of interest is that Waukesha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing that you will notice about Waukesha is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Waukesha a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The citizens of Waukesha are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.66% of adults in Waukesha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waukesha in 2018 was $34,785, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,140 for a family of four. However, Waukesha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waukesha is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waukesha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waukesha residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Waukesha also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waukesha include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Waukesha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.